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The Rite of Spring 4 The Rite of Spring at 100 6

Wh y S u b s c r ib e ? 8

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P e r for manc e s 11

T h e P roc e ss S e r ie s 43

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S u ppor t Us 46

P e ople ar e Talking 48

H ow to O r de r 50

I mpor tant Dat e s 51

Or de r F or m T ips 52

O r de r F or m 53

S e at M ap 57

I mpor tant I nfor mat ion 58

Conne c t ions 61


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Dear Friends

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The early 20th century saw a decade that witnessed global revolution. From the Mexican Revolution in 1910 and the Xinhai Revolution in 1911 to the start of World War I in 1914 and the Russian Revolution in 1917, the world was convulsing with change. This torment was reflected in the arts, including the world of ballet. On May 29, 1913, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes took to the stage in Paris to give the first performance of The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky to a score by Igor Stravinsky. The shock wave unleashed that evening is still being felt today. In the centennial year of this premiere, Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents The Rite of Spring at 100 (Rite 100) as part of our eighth season. Rite 100 will include 15 performances by world-renowned artists, who will be revisiting, re-examining and responding imaginatively to the Stravinsky-Nijinsky masterpiece. We will present nine world premieres, two U.S. premieres and 11 works commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts specifically for Rite 100. We will explore a variety of themes related to The Rite of Spring throughout the year. Choreographer Bill T. Jones and theater director Anne Bogart will bring their companies together for the first time for a personal and visceral meditation on The Rite. The string quartet Brooklyn Rider will present an evening entitled Make It New!, tracing how this Modernist imperative has been absorbed in new works by Colin Jacobsen, Shara Worden and Gabriel Kahane. The season also includes an unparalleled opportunity to experience the most distinctive versions of The Rite, performed by the Joffrey Ballet, Compagnie Marie Chouinard and Martha Graham Dance Company.

The Rite of Spring is only the beginning. Our 12/13 season features highly anticipated performances by returning artists such as legendary Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romatique. The orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Monteverdi Choir in one of only three stops on their U.S. tour. We will also welcome several new faces to Memorial Hall this year, including indie bluegrass band the Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile. We continue to deepen our relationship with the academy and are very excited to be partnering with the Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for the Study of the American South to host two performances as part of the annual Global American South Conference. The Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform with fellow returning artist Vusi Mahlasela, “The Voice” of South Africa. The following evening, Abigail Washburn will return to perform with Kai Welch alongside Wu Fei, an internationally acclaimed guzheng master. We gratefully acknowledge our university partners for Rite 100, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Major funding for the initiative has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Rite 100 would not be possible without the generous support of individual donors, who have allowed us to dream big, and the leadership of our National Advisory Board. Their collective enthusiasm for this project — and our entire 12/13 season — has been inspiring. Carolina Performing Arts seeks to change lives by creating and presenting exceptional arts experiences. We strive to nurture artistic innovation and the development of new works; to challenge and inspire audiences with powerful and transformative performances; and to integrate the arts into the core mission of the University, embracing its mandate for teaching, research and public service. With Rite 100, our most ambitious effort to date, our commitment to these goals has never felt more complete or more alive. Thank you for your continued support.

Emil J. Kang Executive Director for the Arts Director, Carolina Performing Arts Professor of the Practice Department of Music

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Vaslav Nijinsky

Serge Diaghilev & Igor Stravinsky

May 29, 2013 The centennial anniversary of the premiere performance of The Rite of Spring. TheRiteofSpringat100.org

Ballets Russes dancers in The Rite of Spring costumes

Nicholas Roerich illustration

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Serge Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky & Igor Stravinsky


what is

THE RITE of SPRING? Le Sacre du printemps On a hot Paris evening in 1913, a riot broke out at the ballet. At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, members of Serge Diaghilev’s legendary dance troupe, the Ballets Russes, stamped their feet and jumped to a wild orchestral score. Shaken by Igor Stravinsky’s unorthodox music and scandalized by Vaslav Nijinsky’s audacious choreography, audience members shouted out their protests, while others rose up in defense. Punches were thrown; the police were called. On its opening night, The Rite of Spring secured its place in history. The outraged spectators must have known they were witnessing something important: Stravinsky’s score inspired countless composers and quickly assumed its place as a canonic work in the orchestral repertoire. The Rite of Spring has been choreographed more than any other music of the past century. From its ethereal bassoon solo opening to the sacrificial finale – in which a young girl dances herself to death – The Rite of Spring has captured the imagination of artists and audiences for the last century. The Rite of Spring was both an end and a beginning: a farewell to the ballet tradition and the Romantic orchestral works of the 19th century, and the birth of the avant-garde movement in the 20th. It brought together the work of three great artists: composer Stravinsky, choreographer Nijinsky and visual artist and costume designer Nicholas Roerich. In re-interpreting archaic iconography and Russian folk traditions, the creators found an artistic language wholly modern, in step with a decade marked by the sinking of the Titanic and the horrors of World War I. Looking back after a century, The Rite of Spring appears more relevant than ever.

“The Rite of Spring is one of the most important works in the history of music.” – Leonard Bernstein

“It took Stravinsky, in one bold and sudden gesture, to grab music painfully and brutally, and to blast it into a wholly new region from which it could never return.” – Peter Gutmann, Classical Notes

“…it might be the work of a madman.” – Giacomo Puccini

By William Robin, a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral candidate in music. His research focuses on American minimalism and post-minimalism and the German postwar avant-garde.

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100 years later “as important to the 20th century as Beethoven’s Ninth is to the 19th” –The Times (London)

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Anne Bogart & Bill T. Jones

The Rite of Spring was significant not just as a riot-inspiring act of modernism, but also for its embrace of the interdisciplinary. Igor Stravinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky and Nicholas Roerich brought cutting-edge visuals and music together on a single stage. In the spirit of this cross-medium collaboration, Carolina Performing Arts and UNC-Chapel Hill will present a year-long centennial commemoration of The Rite of Spring, embracing all aspects of the multifaceted work. From September 2012 through May 2013, UNC’s campus will be home to performances, academic conferences and courses exploring the impact of The Rite and what the work means today. Carolina Performing Arts has commissioned 11 new works from important artists across the globe – choreographer Bill T. Jones and director Anne Bogart, puppeteer Basil Twist, composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, among others – who reimagine The Rite, bringing a contemporary flavor to the 1913 masterpiece. The Rite of Spring at 100 will present international dance companies’ reinterpretations of the original ballet and a reconstruction of Nijinsky’s groundbreaking choreography by the Joffrey Ballet. The UNC campus is actively participating in the discussion of the impact of The Rite of Spring and its historical lineage through artistic residencies, masterclasses, interdisciplinary course offerings and two major academic conferences taking place in Chapel Hill and Moscow. The Rite of Spring at 100 celebrates the dawn of modernism through an exploration of artistic creation and scholarly dialogues that will foretell what awaits us in the future.

Basil Twist

Brooklyn Rider

Yo-Yo Ma

Valery Gergiev

By William Robin, a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral candidate in music. His research focuses on American minimalism and post-minimalism and the German postwar avant-garde.

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subscriptions

As you plan your 12/13 subscriptions, here are a few of the genre connections and thematic currents we’ve created for you to explore. There are endless possibilities. As you embark on your journey, we’ve created ticket packages based on the groupings below or you can pick and choose as you like. Either way – you’ll enjoy the benefits of being a Carolina Performing Arts Subscriber. Series Subscribers choose from packages that we’ve created for you. The following groupings were handpicked to bring you the best that each genre collection offers. We are offering the following series subscriptions for the 12/13 season:

Great Orchestras of the World Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg with Valery Gergiev, conductor Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir with Sir John Gardiner, conductor The Cleveland Orchestra with Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor and Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano

Recitals, Classically

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Radu Lupu, piano Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano and Yefim Bronfman, piano

American Roots

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile Carolina Chocolate Drops and Vusi Mahlasela Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch with special guest Wu Fei

Dance = Freedom of Movement Compagnie Marie Chouinard Nederlands Dans Theater I Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Jazz Masters

Chucho Valdés Dafnis Prieto Sextet Kurt Elling

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Global Connections

Gilberto Gil KODO Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble

The Complete Rite of Spring at 100 Experience The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Compagnie Marie Chouinard Studio for New Music Ensemble from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg with Valery Gergiev, conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Brooklyln Rider with special guests Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano and Yefim Bronfman, piano The Cleveland Orchestra with Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor and Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Joffrey Ballet Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble Nederlands Dans Theater I Basil Twist, puppeteer, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s Spring Dance – UNC School of the Arts with Chancellor John Mauceri, conductor Martha Graham Dance Company – Myth & Transformation

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why subscribe ? Subscribing to a Carolina Performing Arts series can enhance your quality of life

• Personal Fulfillment. Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) takes you to a place where

the imagination is thriving, where you can schedule your personal escape to maintain balance in your life. A Subscription Series allows you to invest in yourself while supporting the quality of life in our community.

• Value. Free ticket exchanges up to 72 hours before a performance, discounts of up to

20% and the first choice of the best seats in the house. What’s not to love about that?

• Building Relationships. Create memories with people who are important to you, whether attending together or meeting before or after the performance.

• Discovery. Take a chance and discover new artists, new art forms and new ideas.

Plus…Subscribers Receive Great Benefits

• Installment Billing. Your order of $300 or more placed by June 18 qualifies for

installment billing (credit card only – charged in three equal increments: when the order is received, the first week in July and the first week in August).

• Free Ticket Exchange. Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge. You must

notify the Box Office of your intent to make an exchange at least 72 hours prior to the performance. The value of the tickets can be applied towards another performance or held as a credit until the end of the season.

There are two types of Subscriptions

• Series Subscribers – Choose from packages that we’ve created for you.

The following groupings were handpicked to bring you the best that each genre collection offers. We are offering the following series subscriptions for the 12/13 season:

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Great Orchestras of the World Recitals, Classically American Roots Dance = Freedom of Movement Jazz Masters Global Connections The Complete Rite of Spring at 100 Experience

Plus, if you want to add on any other performances for the upcoming season, you’ll be able to do so before tickets go on sale to the general public. You’ll be sure to get the seats you want.

• “Create Your Own” Subscriptions – Pick 4, 6 or 8 performance packages. Create your own package of at least four events and receive up to 20% discount (the more you purchase – the more you save). You become the programmer and curate your own season, customized to your own interest. If you desire flexibility, this is your best choice.

• A Note About Single Tickets. As a subscriber, you may order tickets now to ANY event in our upcoming season. Non-Subscribers must wait until Tuesday, June 19.

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Not quite sure what you like? Sometimes you don’t know until you see it…

At Carolina Performing Arts, we try to provide you with a wide variety of performances so you can experience world-renowned favorites along with cutting-edge new artists. We want to provide you the opportunity to view the world through a different lens. Expand your horizons by presenting artists who help us all think about our world beyond our everyday lives. Isn’t that what it’s all about? With this in mind, the following thematic collections offer you another way of looking at the performances in this brochure and may be helpful as you build your personal 12/13 season.

Giants

These performances feature living legends. Artists recognized as being at the absolute peak of their field. SEPT 30/OCT 1 The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma OCT 29/30 Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg NOV 14 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir JAN 25/26 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Siti Company FEB 10 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis FEB 26/27 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater MAR 17 The Cleveland Orchestra MAR 23/24 Joffrey Ballet

Breakthrough

Cutting-edge, avant-garde performances that are guaranteed to stir your soul.

OCT 11 Elsewhere, a CelloOpera with Maya Beiser, cello OCT 14 Compagnie Marie Chouinard OCT 25 Studio for New Music Ensemble from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory NOV 16 Brooklyn Rider APR 3/5 Nederlands Dans Theater I APR 12/13 Basil Twist, puppeteer, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s APR 26/27 Martha Graham Dance Company – Myth & Transformation

Escape

Need some peace in your life? Looking to be transported to another place? These performances will do just that.

High Energy

These performances are energetic and loud; come prepared to get up, stand up and dance!

OCT 16 Punch Brothers NOV 12 Gilberto Gil FEB 8 Carolina Chocolate Drops and Vusi Mahlasela FEB 9 Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch with special guest Wu Fei

NOV 2 Joshua Bell, violin NOV 11 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano DEC 1/2 The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet DEC 7 Jazz for the Holidays – NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra with special guest John Pizzarelli JAN 19 Radu Lupu, piano FEB 20 Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano Travel the globe without leaving the Triangle. The world and Yefim Bronfman, piano comes to you at UNC’s Memorial Hall. MAR 20 Kurt Elling APR 20/21 Spring Dance – UNC School of the Arts SEPT 16-20 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – National Theatre of Scotland NOV 27 Chucho Valdés FEB 22 Dafnis Prieto Sextet FEB 25 KODO MAR 26 Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble

Global Views

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“You shouldn’t miss this show for the world!”

SUN, SEPT 16 at 2PM & 7PM MON-THU, SEPT 17-20 at 7PM

– The Herald (UK)

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

staged at

National Theatre of Scotland

back bar

The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Carolina Performing Arts after their performances of Black Watch in 2011, this time with David Greig’s award-winning The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. Conceived as an evening of “anarchic theater, live music and strange goings-on,” the play explores the politics and romance played out at an academic conference devoted to the Border Ballads – the traditional folklore songs celebrating the raids, feuds, seductions and elopements between the Scottish and English border. Staged at Top of the Hill Back Bar, this play both investigates and imitates its subject, telling old tales with distinctly modern overtones in classic ballad rhymes. In the depths of Midwinter’s Eve, all the conference attendees are snowed in at the town’s one pub, and the devil is at play as the pagan celebration takes hold. Prudencia must choose between the world of her peers and the traditions she yearns for. global views

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“A musical caravan and a symbol of the connections between East and West” – Chicago Tribune

SUN/MON, SEPT 30/OCT 1 at 7:30PM

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

The highly acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble, featuring multiple Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will present a thrilling combination of world and classical music traditions. The concert program includes the world premiere of The Seasons, a piece by Uzbekistan’s Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky commissioned for The Rite of Spring at 100. The three major sections of The Seasons represent summer, autumn and winter, each inspired by one of the nine folk tunes Stravinsky used in composing The Rite of Spring. The sections are titled after poems by Nicholas Roerich, designer of the original 1913 costumes and set. Roerich, who is credited with the central creative vision behind The Rite of Spring, spent much of his life traveling through central Asia, a compelling reflection of the legacy of multicultural inspiration at the heart of The Silk Road Ensemble’s musical vision. GIANTs

Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts

///////////////////////// Program John Zorn Colin Jacobsen Vijay Iyer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky

The Book of Angels Suite (2004) Atashgah (2010) Playlist for an Extreme Occasion (2012) The Seasons (2012)

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“the cello goddess” – The New Yorker

THU, OCT 11 at 7:30PM

Elsewhere, a CelloOpera with Maya Beiser, cello directed by Robert Woodruff

Elsewhere, a “CelloOpera” written for Maya Beiser, a virtuosic cellist and diva of the avant-garde, and featuring vocalist Helga Davis, is a haunting new multimedia performance that stages two dramatic interpretations of apocalyptic visions. The initial movement unfolds in a series of letters from a woman watching her world slowly coming to an end, evoked in a lush composition by Eve Beglarian that features text by the Belgian surrealist Henri Michaux. The second act presents the story of Lot’s wife, who must bear witness to the violent end of her world, creating a conversation between two women who are separated by distance and time, and yet are joined by the urgency of their questions about the brutal nature of the world. Featuring an assemblage of original video, choreography and stage environments under the direction of Robert Woodruff, Elsewhere is a stunning showcase of postmodern collaboration.

❖ breakthrough

Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts

////////////////////////// Program Eve Beglarian Michael Gordon Missy Mazzoli

Far Off Country (2006) Industry (1992) Lot’s Wife (2012)

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SUN, OCT 14 at 7:30PM

Compagnie Marie Chouinard Returning to Memorial Hall, Compagnie Marie Chouinard presents two of Chouinard’s most highly regarded works, pairing a new interpretation of Nijinksy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1994) with The Rite of Spring (1993). The concentration of soloists is one of the most dynamic aspects of Chouinard’s version of “this hymn of life,” as she refers to the original The Rite of Spring, making Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, a solo set to Claude Debussy’s score, an ideal accompaniment. Chouinard’s work explores the relationship of the body’s vital energy with space, creating “pathways toward freedom and compassion, where humor is possible and Eros omnipresent.”

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“Contemporary dance at its best…funny, outrageous, rude, theatrical and gorgeous” – The Vancouver Sun

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TUE, OCT 16 at 7:30PM

Punch Brothers

featuring Chris Thile Punch Brothers are the New York City-based quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. As the five members, ranging in age from their mid-20s to mid-30s, have matured together on the road and in the studio, their approach to writing and performing has, conversely, become looser, simpler, and, in a sense, more unaffectedly youthful. Their music features rumbling bass, skittering violin, and wailing multi-tracked vocals that sounds like hard-charging string-band punk rock. The group, as virtuosic as it is freewheeling, evolved out of a 2007 collaboration on Thile’s string-band suite, The Blind Leading the Blind, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in a series curated by composer John Adams. Punch Brothers are currently featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games and the Chieftains’ 50th anniversary disc, Voice Of Ages. ❉ HIGH ENERGY

“...the Punch Brothers are the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen.” - The Boston Globe

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THURS, OCT 25 at 8PM

Studio for New Music Ensemble

from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Igor Dronov, conductor Vladimir Tarnopolski, artistic director

The Studio for New Music Ensemble, founded in 1993 by composer Vladimir Tarnopolski, is one of the leading contemporary music groups in Russia and is directly influenced by Stravinsky’s legacy of creating experimental compositions. Currently serving as the ensemble-in-residence at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the group performs programs throughout Russia and appears frequently at Western music festivals. The ensemble has premiered more than 150 new works, while also championing the avant-garde music of the early 20th century Russian composers. The Studio for New Music Ensemble will perform during the opening event of Reassessing The Rite: A Centennial Conference.

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“musically rewarding work…it was as if the daring avant-garde spirit of the Twenties in Russia had been reawakened...” – The Guardian

///////////////////////// Program Zhivotov Fragments for Nonet Mosolov Newspaper Advertisement arrangement for soprano and ensemble by Edison Denisov Sidelnikov Russian Fairy Tales (1968) Schnittke Serenade (1968) Sergei Slonimsky Novgorod Dance (1981)

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“Conductor Valery Gergiev makes ... the undeniably great passages stupefying” – USA Today

MON/TUES, OCT 29/30 at 7:30PM

Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg Valery Gergiev, conductor Denis Matsuev, piano

Under the inspired direction of Valery Gergiev, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Orchestra, one of the oldest and pre-eminent symphony orchestras in Russia, returns to Memorial Hall for two nights with programs that include the U.S. premieres of new works by Matthias Pintscher and Rodion Shchedrin. Co-produced by Carolina Performing Arts and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival for The Rite of Spring at 100, Pintscher’s composition takes the two-trumpet theme from The Rite of Spring as its inspiration and will be featured alongside works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Richard Strauss. Rodion Shchedrin’s Cleopatra and the Asp, written for orchestra and soprano, highlights the second night’s performance and will be followed by Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 and a closing performance of The Rite of Spring score.

//////////////////////// Program – October 29 Matthias Pintscher Chute d’Etoiles Part 1 (2012) Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben Program – October 30 Rodion Shchedrin Cleopatra and the Asp, with soprano (2012) Shostakovich Symphony No. 6, Op. 54 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

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“Proud and beaming and full of bursting emotion…” – Los Angeles Times

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FRI, NOV 2 at 8PM

Joshua Bell, violin with Sam Haywood, piano

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Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, Op. 70 Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18 Romantic Pieces Op. 75, B. 150 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis

Hailed as a true superstar of classical music, Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists and was recently named Music Director at The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Bell is equally at home as a soloist, with a chamber music ensemble or conducting an orchestra. Bell’s technical virtuosity and abilities as an interpreter are especially apparent when he performs his own cadenzas as part of his major concerto repertoire. He has recorded critically acclaimed versions of Beethoven and Mendelssohn concertos also featuring his cadenzas as well as the Oscar Award-winning soundtrack for The Red Violin. This concert is supported by the annual conference of the Music Teachers National Association. Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.

ESCAPE

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SUN, NOV 11 at 7:30PM

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano One of the most decorated pianists in contemporary music, Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings an exploration of Modernist synesthesia for The Rite of Spring at 100. The program includes Claude Debussy’s Préludes, Book II focusing on the relationship of image and color to sound. This work embodies the restless spirit of Stravinsky’s compositions and the Modernist desire to conceive of new and startling interpretations. PierreLaurent Aimard’s virtuoso abilities as a soloist will be on full display in this ambitious program. Memorial Hall will be one of three US stops on a tour that includes appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and in Tokyo and Taipei. ESCAPE

After his performance, Pierre-Laurent Aimard will lead a brief conversation with illustrations from the piano. The talk will focus on Claude Debussy’s exploration of color and sound within the context of the Modernist period.

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“A virtuoso of imagination”

Program Heinz Hollinger Elis – Three Nocturnes (1961) Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 with Op.posth.variations Debussy Préludes, Book II

– The New York Times

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MON, NOV 12 at 7:30PM

Gilberto Gil – For All Growing up in the Brazilian region of Bahia, Gilberto Gil began playing accordion and emulating the music of baião pioneer Luiz Gonzaga at an early age. Infused with the diverse influences of northeastern Brazil – indigenous instrumentation, West African rhythms and European folk music – baião reflects Gilberto Gil’s longstanding cultural explorations through the lens of music. Recognized for his unique abilities to blend quintessential Brazilian genres, including bossa nova and samba, with elements of rock ’n’ roll and jazz, Gil was one of the founders of the influential Tropicália movement of the 1960s, an avant-garde fusing of the traditional and the experimental. Also known for his resonant guitar work and wide-ranging compositions, as well as his commitment to political awareness and social activism, Gilberto Gil continues to be one of the most eclectic and inspiring voices in world music. A Memorial Hall favorite, he returns to Chapel Hill this season for an evening of international rhythms and grooves. HIGH ENERGY

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“A musical legend...” – The Guardian

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“It was revolutionary, it was romantic, it was wonderful” – The Times (London)

WED, NOV 14 at 7:30 PM

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor Rebecca Evans, soprano Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano Michael Spyres, tenor Matthew Rose, bass

Following their sold-out appearances and rapturous reception at Memorial Hall in 2011, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique return with the Monteverdi Choir for a performance of one of Beethoven’s greatest works, Symphony No. 9. Creating a uniquely authentic version through stylistic fidelity and period instrumentation, this historically inspired presentation captures the expressive nature of this masterwork. Internationally recognized for their breathtaking interpretations of the major early Romantic composers, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique has been especially acclaimed for worldwide performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies. Their collaboration with the Monteverdi Choir promises to be an unforgettable evening. Classical music per formances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Per forming Arts.

GIANTS

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Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 112 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

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FRI, NOV 16 at 8PM

Brooklyn Rider

with special guests Gabriel Kahane and Shara Worden In the spirit of the Modernist motto “Make It New!”, the brilliant string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to Chapel Hill with a carefully curated evening of music. The program reflects on the influence of the great 20th-century Modernists Igor Stravinsky and Béla Bartók, and features new works including world premieres composed by Colin Jacobsen, Shara Worden and John Zorn, and a recent new work by Gabriel Kahane. Hailed as one of the most exciting and unconventional musical groups today, Brooklyn Rider explores the creative possibilities of the present through the lens of the historical quartet tradition and reimagines the string quartet as a vital 21st-century ensemble.

BREAKTHROUGH

Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts

////////////////////////// Program Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet Bartók String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17 Shara Worden New work (2012) John Zorn New work (2012) Gabriel Kahane New work (2012) Colin Jacobsen New work, with choreography by John Heginbotham (2012)

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“These four young musicians are proving themselves to be among the most fearless in the classical world today.” – Huffington Post


TUE, NOV 27 at 7:30PM

Chucho Valdés

One of the legendary innovators of Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés is frequently hailed as one of the greatest jazz pianists in the world. His early 1970s group, Irakere, revolutionized Latin music with an explosive blend of jazz, rock, classical and tradition Cuban styles. Since 2009, Valdés has performed with The Afro-Cuban Messengers, winning the 2011 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album with Chucho’s Steps. Valdés is a frequent performer in some of the world’s most famous concert halls and has shared the stage with jazz luminaries like Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. The seductive rhythms and breathtaking playing of Valdés offer a dazzling look at one of the world’s ambassadors of Latin music. global views

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The Nutcracker  Carolina Ballet Returning for the eighth time in as many seasons, Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker for a performance that has become a Chapel Hill holiday tradition. Under the direction of Robert Weiss, Raleigh’s own Carolina Ballet has established itself as one of America’s distinguished arts organizations, performing world premieres and touring internationally in China and Hungary. With spectacular sets, elaborate special effects and more than 100 dancers accompanied by a live orchestra, Carolina Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker has been wildly popular with audiences across North Carolina and beyond. ESCAPE

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FRI, DEC 7 at 8PM

Jazz for the Holidays NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra special guest John Pizzarelli Jim Ketch, director

Get into the holiday swing with the upbeat sounds of North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO), celebrating its 20th anniversary. NCJRO will be offering a special selection of holiday favorites and classic tunes sure to brighten the holidays. Joining NCJRO is the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, called “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times. The evening will include songs from John Pizzarelli’s latest Telarc CD release, Double Exposure. NCJRO is known for their library of classic works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, as well as later jazz and contemporary compositions influenced by the legacy of big band arrangements. The group is sponsored and managed by the Jazz Foundation of North Carolina, whose mission is to ensure the continued development of jazz and jazz education in the state. Comprising 17 of North Carolina’s finest jazz musicians, the orchestra performs under the direction of co-founder Jim Ketch, Director of Jazz Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. ESCAPE

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Radu Lupu, piano Widely recognized as one of the leading interpreters of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert, Radu Lupu is viewed as one of the most seminal musicians of his generation. Since first being recognized with the prestigious Van Cliburn prize in 1966, Lupu has performed regularly with the world’s major orchestras and as a soloist and recitalist at leading music festivals. He has recorded more than 20 albums for London/Decca, including the 1995 release Schubert: Sonatas D894 and D845, which won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance. Lupu places a great emphasis on work that is “spontaneous and compelling,” and his performances are famed for their ability to forge new connections between the audience, the performer and the work. ESCAPE Classical music per formances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support Carolina Per forming Arts.

“...reserves of subtlety, intimacy, and inner drama” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Prelude, Choral & Fugue Four Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935 Sonata No. 21 in B-flat, D. 960

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FRI/SAT, JAN 25/26 at 8pm

Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company A Meditation on The Rite of Spring (working title), a full-length collaborative work commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts, combines choreography from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company with the ensemble-based theater work of SITI Company and Anne Bogart. This world premiere presents a deconstruction of the original score of The Rite of Spring, giving voice to author Jonah Lehrer’s claim that a central tenet of Stravinsky’s work is the realization that “the engine of music is conflict, not consonance.” The development of this work took place, in part, at UNC-Chapel Hill through a series of collaborative residencies hosted by Carolina Performing Arts. Bringing together these influential artists for the first time, this collaboration is a daring combination of original work from two of the most accomplished figures in the world of dance and theater. GIANTS Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts This commission is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

“...controversial and visionary, (and) obviously not afraid of challenges.” – The New York Times Photographer: Craig Schwartz Credit Line: © 2011 J. Paul Getty Trust

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Carolina Chocolate Drops and Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops have achieved one of the most impressive feats in contemporary music, creating an authentic body of work steeped in the Piedmont blues tradition while also managing to reinvent the very sound they set out to honor. Winners of a 2010 Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy for their Nonesuch debut Genuine Negro Jig, the trio added several guest musicians for their follow-up recording Leaving Eden, leading to even more revelatory imaginings of the role traditional AfricanAmerican string band music can play in a modern context. With work featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games and a recent run opening for Bob Dylan, the Carolina Chocolate Drops are showing just how vast their musical vision can be. For this performance, the Carolina Chocolate Drops are joined on stage by Vusi Mahlasela, a South African singer-songwriter and poet-activist. Simply known as “The Voice” in his home country, Mahlasela was a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s, and now is spreading his message globally about the human struggle for freedom and dignity.

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“…(she) takes her worldly folk sound in a new direction” – NPR

Wu Fei

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Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch

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If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition. A singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player who sometimes sings in Chinese, Abigail Washburn presents very contemporary versions of traditional Appalachian-style folk songs. The performance features City of Refuge album collaborator, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kai Welch, known for his indie rock sensibilities and classical training. They are joined by Wu Fei, an internationally acclaimed master of the guzheng, the Chinese zither, who also performed on City of Refuge. High Energy Part of the Globalizing the American South Conference presented by the Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for the Study of the American South

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SUN, FEB 10 at 7:30PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Featuring 15 of the leading soloist and ensemble players in the country, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has been the resident orchestra at Lincoln Center since 1988. Currently under the musical direction of legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the orchestra leads educational events and performs with groups ranging from local students to world-famous ballet troupes and symphony orchestras. One of the most popular acts to appear in the Carolina Performing Arts series, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents an impressive array of dazzling talents performing some of the genre’s most iconic works. GIANTs

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“With that mesmerizing voice, that magnetic personality…in whatever repertoire or language. She’s as versatile as she’s ubiquitous...”

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Magdalena Kožená, mezzo7:30PM, WED, FEB 20 soprano Yefim Bronfman, piano In a pairing of two major international talents, Israel’s Yefim Bronfman, a Grammy Award-winning pianist who performed at Memorial Hall in 2006, will take the stage alongside Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, one of the most sought-after concert vocalists in the world. Bronfman and Kožená’s program features a new work by the French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, co-commissioned for The Rite of Spring at 100. Uniquely suited to the technical prowess and lyrical gifts that Bronfman and Kožená possess in such abundance, Dalbavie’s work has been hailed for its ability to create contemporary interpretations of Modernist ideas about color, rhythm and the relationship of the performers and the audience. ESCAPE Co-Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts

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“...his technique is prodigious – seemingly capable of doing anything...” – The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Dafnis Prieto Sextet Upon moving to New York from his native Cuba in 1999, drummer Dafnis Prieto immediately had a major impact on the Latin and jazz music scenes and was recognized for both his virtuoso playing and composing. Combining a classical education with a number of interests and projects developed outside the academy, Prieto has served on the Music Faculty at NYU since 2005, toured Europe with the groundbreaking group Columna B and was the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant. Appearing in conjunction with the Carolina Jazz Festival, the Dafnis Prieto Sextet provides the perfect vehicle for Prieto’s penchant to take risks as a composer. GLOBAL VIEWs

“A gripping rhythmic command and an original vision of Latin jazz” – NPR

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MON, FEB 25 at 7:30PM

Kodo

Originally founded on the remote island of Sado as part of a movement that sought to embrace traditional Japanese arts and values by escaping urban life, KODO’s taiko drumming has become a fixture on stages worldwide since their debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981. KODO, which translates as “heartbeat” or “children of the drum,” continuously explores the possibilities offered by taiko drumming and closely related traditions, translating performances from centuries past into contemporary contexts in a manner that illuminates both past and present. KODO’s unique vision for the role of the arts in the 21st century is seen in their ability to perform at major concert venues in nearly 50 countries, while maintaining a close relationship with the rich artistic and environmental legacy of Sado Island. GLOBAL VIEWs

“(KODO) combines music, dance, gymnastics, sacred ritual, and drama into a heady mixture that is both serious and highly entertaining” – San Diego News

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TUE/WED, FEB 26/27 at 7:30PM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Carolina Performing Arts is once again honored to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and their joyful and uplifting repertoire. Designated by Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” this landmark company has been at the forefront of American dance since Alvin Ailey first staged his epoch-changing 1958 performance in New York. In continuing to honor the vision of founder Alvin Ailey, the company recreates and commissions performances that value eclecticism and make use of any number of different techniques to create a full, theatrical experience. Artistic Director Robert Battle has inherited this aesthetic while finding new and compelling directions for the company. giants

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“Taut, compelling performance” – Miami Herald

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The Cleveland Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano

Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world and is considered one of the most important orchestras in the United States. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna to New York and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming and community engagement. The program explores the influence of Igor Stravinsky on Aaron Copland’s music as well as each composer’s use of folk elements in his own works. giants Program Copland Lieberson Stravinsky

Suite from Billy The Kid Neruda Songs (2005) Petrushka

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Kurt Elling

Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth with command of rhythm, texture, phrasing and dynamics. A recent Grammy Award winner, Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese – the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos. The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Elling has set his own lyrics to the improvised solos of Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny. He’s worked with Dave Brubeck, Jon Hendricks, Charlie Hunter, Al Jarreau, Christian McBride and Kurt Rosenwinkel. ESCAPE

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SAT, MAR 23 at 8PM & SUN, MAR 24 at 7:30PM

Joffrey Ballet

One of the world’s leading ballet companies, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet has been called “America’s Company of Firsts,” reflecting its long history of unique commissions and groundbreaking performances. The Joffrey Ballet will present multiple performances each night, both evenings culminating in a literal re-creation of the 1913 Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), reconstructed in 1987 by Millicent Hodson, a dance historian and choreographer. On March 23, the company will perform a new work by choreographer Stanton Welch and After the Rain (2005) by Christopher Wheeldon. On March 24, the company will perform Age of Innocence (2008) by Edwaard Liang and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (1987) by William Fosythe. giants

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“(Vijay Iyer is) one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today.”

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– Pitchfork

Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble

Vijay Iyer

The program for The Rite of Spring at 100 features the world premiere of a new work by Vijay Iyer, one of the most exciting jazz pianists of our time. Iyer returns to Memorial Hall for the third time and presents his Carolina Performing Arts commissioned piece inspired by the Holi festival, which is the Hindu festival of colors; it will be performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The new work is accompanied by multimedia footage of a Holi festival in Mathura, a town in Uttar Pradesh, India, and created by filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. Additionally, the program will include works by recent ICE collaborators Tyshawn Sorey and Steve Lehman. ICE is a collective of musicians committed to redefining concert music and bringing together new music and new audiences through collaborations with emerging composers and sound artists.

global views Program Steve Lehman Tyshawn Sorey Tyshawn Sorey Steve Lehman Vijay Iyer

Lenwood and Other Saints Who Roam the Earth (2011) Ode to Gust Burns (2012) New work (2012) Manifold (2012) HOLI: The Colors of Mathura (2013)

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WED, APR 3 at 7:30PM & FRI, APR 5 at 8PM

Nederlands Dans Theater I

Founded in 1959, Nederlands Dans Theater I is at the forefront of contemporary dance and has long been recognized for its innovative work. The company returns to Memorial Hall for two nights after performing in 2011. The April 3 program will feature the U.S. premiere of a new work commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and created by dancer and choreographer Medhi Walerski and composer Joby Talbot. Walerski and Talbot will explore The Rite of Spring through a contemporary lens while using the music’s kinetic energy as inspiration. The evening also includes Memoires d’Oubliettes (2009) by Jiri Kylian and Speak for Yourself (1999) by Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot. On April 5, the program features two works by Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot: Sehnsucht (2009) and Schmetterling (2010).

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FRI/SAT, APR 12/13 at 8PM

Basil Twist, puppeteer

with Orchestra of St. Luke’s

A third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist is the only American to graduate from France’s École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. One of the most creative performers in contemporary theater, Twist’s work engages every conceivable element, including water and wind. Accompanied by a full orchestra in Memorial Hall, Twist will stage a world-premiere work, The Rite of Spring, that transforms traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric sculptures and what he calls “a ballet without dancers.” Twist will also stage his new versions of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Fireworks, reflecting his ability to interpret a wide range of forms and presentations, from Italian commedia dell’arte to the formalism of a Modernist symphony. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts breakthrough

This commission is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

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SAT, APR, 20 at 2 PM/8PM & SUN, APR 21 at 2 PM

Spring Dance UNC School of the Arts Chancellor John Mauceri, conductor

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ Spring Dance comes to Memorial Hall for Epilogue: The World After The Rite featuring performances of Stravinsky’s ballet, Pulcinella (1920) by Léonide Massine, and Shen Wei’s interpretation of The Rite of Spring (2003). The program for The Rite of Spring at 100 is part of the school’s annual end-of-year showcase featuring the talented young dancers from UNCSA’s School of Dance. Live accompaniment will be provided by UNCSA Symphony Orchestra, led by John Mauceri, Chancellor of UNCSA and Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. ESCAPE

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FRI, APR 26 at 8PM & SAT, APR 27 at 9PM*

Martha Graham Dance Company –

Myth & Transformation ❖ breakthrough

Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts

In 1984, Martha Graham premiered her choreography to The Rite of Spring at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center to a standing ovation. Not seen by audiences since 1993, her Rite will return to the stage at Memorial Hall, featuring Graham stars Blakeley White-McGuire and Xiaochuan Xie in the lead role on different evenings. This remount of The Rite of Spring will include the work’s original costumes by Halston. The Graham Company will also perform Appalachian Spring — one of Graham’s most celebrated masterpieces — featuring Aaron Copeland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning score and a set design by Isamu Noguchi. Myth & Transformation will also feature the beloved Graham classic Appalachian Spring; the world premiere of a work choreographed by Nacho Duato, featuring the music of Arvo Pärt performed by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Choir; and performances by guest artist Wendy Whelan, principal dancer for the New York City Ballet. *Please note a special start time.

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Oct 5/6 at 8PM | Gerrard Hall

Feb 15/16 at 8PM | Historic Playmakers Theatre

(New Work)

F To M To Octopus

Co-sponsored by the UNC Art Department

Featuring work by digital media designer Jared Mezzocchi

A new work incorporating recent field and source recordings including bells from a historic cathedral outside of Cork, Ireland, summer bugs and autumn light

An unexpected and surprising look at the process of changing gender

Oct 12/13 at 8PM | Historic Playmakers Theatre

If My Feet Have Left the Ground, Am I Closer to Heaven?

By Stephen Vitiello, Hanes Visiting Artist

The Mexican, as Told By Us Mexicans By Ricardo A. Bracho and Virginia Grise

In cooperation with the Teatro Latino/a Series

A queer theatrical retelling of Jack London’s short story The Mexican

Nov 9/10 at 8PM | Gerrard Hall

By Sam Peterson, UNC honors student

Mar 20/ 21 aT 7:30PM | Historic Playmakers Theatre

By Torrey Bend

In collaboration with Raquewl Salvatella De Prada, Jeanette Yew and Sarah Krainin

An object theater performance with video, investigating the human in flight

Love in American Times

Apr 22/23 at 7:30PM | Gerrard Hall

In cooperation with the Department of English with additional support from the Teatro Latina/o Series

By Haymaker Theatre and musical and collaborator Jenavieve Varga

By Phillip Kan Gotanda

A reworking of Gotanda’s play that originally premiered at San Jose Repertory Theater, in which a very wealthy, elderly man marries a younger, Asian would-be tiger mom

ELEKTRA

A new adaptation of Elektra: a mother trying to keep her house spotless, a daughter committed to dragging up dirt, and a door-to-door salesman offering the product that can solve all their troubles

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Performance Benefactor: $15,000 and above Sponsor a performance and enjoy a memorable night for you and your family and friends. All benefits listed for The David Lowry Swain Society, plus:

• Opportunity to purchase single tickets in advance of the general public • Complimentary passes for nearby parking facility • An invitation to the exclusive season preview reception • Priority seating for subscriptions to the Carolina Performing Arts Series Non-deductible amount of contribution: $144 Gold Tier: $2,500–$4,999 All benefits listed for Silver Tier, plus: • Complimentary reserved parking • Complimentary intermission receptions in the Pamela Heavner Gallery during selected Carolina Performing Arts events

• Eight complimentary tickets to your selected performance, with valet parking and reception privileges for your guests during the selected performance • Acknowledgment in the performance program and from the stage the night of the event • Opportunity to meet the artist following the performance (depending on artist availability) Non-deductible amount of contribution: $1,664

Non-deductible amount of contribution: $784

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“I was blown away by the talent in both Brooklyn Rider and The Knights! Beethoven’s 5th Symphony took on a new life tonight. How wonderful that we will have a continuing relationship with the quartet”

“I teared up at the performance last night, not because I cry at anything or because it was sad, but because it was the most powerful performance I’d ever seen. Sitting in Row C Seat 24 enhanced the experience also. I saw the conductor sweating, make eye contact and smile with performers. It was an enriching night.”

“Such a joyful experience. Thank you for bringing this beautiful music to us.”

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“Superb! I was among many who stood and shouted our bravos! Beethoven came to life as a real creator right before our eyes!”

“Fantastic in all respects! Thank you for continuing to bring in such inspiring and provocative acts as The Göteborg’s Ballet! This is the best performance of anything that I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot all over the world. Thank you! How did you get them here?”

“Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a life-changing performance. Please keep bringing them back to Memorial Hall every year!”

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“This was an absolutely fabulous recital by Leif Ove Andsnes. Bravo to UNC for bringing this great pianist and great musician to Chapel Hill!”

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“We truly appreciate the caliber of performances that have graced your stage…The best of the best right here in Chapel Hill! We couldn’t be more pleased and proud of our Carolina Performing Arts. Thank you, thank you.”

“If the Carolina Chocolate Drops had any more charisma we’d have to watch them from behind protective shielding.”

“Absolutely phenomenal. This is an example of the reason I buy your tickets. The quality was stunning.”

“The musicians from Bremen were awesome. Thank you for the opportunity to hear them. What a community treasure Memorial Hall is.”

“I really enjoy European orchestras such as Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. It’s amazing that such

popular orchestras as this come to a relatively small town like Chapel Hill compared to NY, Philadelphia, etc. In that sense, I greatly appreciate your efforts. Thanks!

“Such a wonderful concert! It was well worth the drive from Greenville!”

“This performance was a major event, often inspiring chills at the celebratory highlights. Bach, the great master, was brought to life by the huge efforts of this visionary and hard working group! We of the Chapel Hill community are so very lucky to have this event brought to our doorsteps! Thank you!!!!”

Send your comments to us at CPATalkback@unc.edu We’d love to hear from you.

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HOW TO ORDER PHONE

FAX

Payable with Visa or MasterCard 919-843-3333

919-843-9848

ONLINE

MAIL

www.carolinaperformingarts.org www.theriteofspringat100.org

Carolina Performing Arts UNC-Chapel Hill, CB 3276 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3276

IN PERSON

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Please visit the Box Office at UNC’s Memorial Hall located at 114 E. Cameron Ave. Chapel Hill, NC 27514

10AM to 6PM, Monday thru Friday Noon to 6PM Saturday (May 19 – June 23)

Subscription Tickets/Seating Priority Subscription tickets will be mailed in mid-June

supporters of carolina performing arts

Donors of at least $1,000 and above annually receive the highest priority seating based on level of giving for Series/The Complete Rite of Spring at 100 Experience Subscriptions and “Create Your Own” Subscription packages. Donations may be received with your ticket order. Ticket orders must be received by June 18, 2012 to be eligible for seating priority.

SUBSCRIBERS TO Series and “Create Your Own” TICKET PACKAGEs

Series and “Create Your Own” Subscribers (those who choose at least one series package and those that purchase at least four individual performances) will receive priority over individual ticket purchasers. Subscriptions will be filled in the order received and must be received by June 18, 2012.

Single Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Single tickets will go on sale to the General Public at 10 AM on June 19, 2012. All seats not previously reserved for donors and subscribers will be released and sold. Don’t miss out on your choice of the best seats.

Groups of 10 or More On Sale: Friday, June 8, 2012

Groups of 10 or more people attending a single event will receive a 10% to 25% discount off the regular ticket price. For more information, contact the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 or email CPAGroupSales@unc.edu.

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TICKETS AND INFO

//////////// Have Questions? We’re Happy to Help! Call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 or email us at CPAtixquestions@unc.edu

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Important Dates Wed May 16

Priority Period Begins for Silver and Above Level Donors ($1,000+). Includes all renewals, new subscriptions and single tickets.

Tue May 22

Priority Period Begins for Renewing Subscribers, Sponsoring ($125+) and above Level Donors and Student Donors ($35) for renewal purchases only.

Mon May 28

Priority Period Begins for Renewing Subscribers, Sponsoring ($125+) and above Level Donors and Student Donors ($35) for new subscription purchases only.

Subscription Packages Available to General Public.

Fri Jun 8

Mon Jun 11

Priority Period Begins for Renewing Subscribers, Sponsoring ($125+) and above Level Donors and Student Donors ($35) for all single ticket purchases.

Tue Jun 19

Single Ticket Day – all tickets to ALL individual performances on sale by internet, phone or in person.

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Call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 or email us at CPAtixquestions@unc.edu

Look through the entire brochure and make a list of the events you are interested in seeing. If you want a Series Subscription featuring a specific genre, we’ve assembled seven ticket packages that fit the bill. When you purchase a series ticket package, you are immediately eligible to purchase single performance tickets ahead of the general public. If you like flexibility, look at the “Create Your Own” series. Receive discounts when selecting four or more individual performances. When you purchase a “Create Your Own” package, you are immediately eligible to purchase single performance tickets ahead of the general public. BE SURE TO FILL OUT ALL PAGES OF THE ORDER FORM BEFORE YOU SEND IT IN. You may also call the Box Office at 919-843-3333 for help on selecting the package that’s best for you.

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Ticket Total:

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SERIES

• The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma • Compagnie Marie Chouinard • Studio for New Music Ensemble from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory • Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg • Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano • Brooklyn Rider • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company • Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano and Yefim Bronfman, piano • The Cleveland Orchestra • Joffrey Ballet • Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble • Nederlands Dans Theater I • Basil Twist, puppeteer, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s • Spring Dance -- UNC School of the Arts • Béjart Ballet Lausanne

r THE COMPLETE RITE OF SPRING at 100 EXPERIENCE

• Gilberto Gil – For All • Kodo • Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble

r GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

$795

$177

$177

r JAZZ MASTERS

• Chucho Valdés • Dafnis Prieto Sextet • Kurt Elling

$160

$228

$177

r DANCE = FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

• Compagnie Marie Chouinard • Nederlands Dans Theater I • Béjart Ballet Lausanne

• Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile • Carolina Chocolate Drops and Vusi Mahlasela • Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch with special guest Wu Fei

r AMERICAN ROOTS

• Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano • Radu Lupu, piano • Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano and Yefim Bronfman, piano

r RECITALS, CLASSICALLY

• Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg • Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir • The Cleveland Orchestra

$211

$683

$150

$150

$133

$201

$150

$184

Main Gold Main Prem

$571

$126

$126

$109

$177

$126

$160

Main A

$795

$177

$177

$160

$228

$177

$211

$683

$150

$150

$133

$201

$150

$184

Mezz Gold Mezz Prem

$571

$126

$126

$109

$177

$126

$160

Mezz A

$467

$99

$99

$82

$150

$99

$133

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$99

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$91

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$467

$99

$99

$82

$150

$99

$133

Main B

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Subscribers to a Series Subscription receive a 15% discount, buy two or more different subscriptions and the discount increases to 20%.

series subscription

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1 The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet (Sat Matinee) 1 The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet (Sat Evening) 2 The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet (Sun Matinee) 7 Jazz for the Holidays – NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra

19 Radu Lupu, piano r r 25 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company r 26 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company

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december 2012

r 2 Joshua Bell, violin r 11 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano r 12 Gilberto Gil - For All r 14 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir r 16 Brooklyn Rider r 27 Chucho Valdés

november 2012

r 1 The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma r 11 Elsewhere, a CelloOpera with Maya Beiser, cello r 14 Compagnie Marie Chouinard r 16 Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile r 25 Studio for New Music Ensemble r 29 Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg r 30 Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg

october 2012

* Staged at Top of the Hill Back Bar r 30 The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

r 16 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart * (Sun Matinee) r 16 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart * (Sun Evening) r 17 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart * r 18 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart * r 19 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart * r 20 The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart *

September 2012

Main B

$119

$99

$89

$69 $69 $69

$89 $89 $89 $69

$89 $69 $69 $89 $49 $69

$59 $59 $59

$79 $79 $79 $59

$79 $59 $59 $79 $39 $59

$49 $49 $49

$69 $69 $69 $49

$69 $49 $49 $69 $29 $49

$39 $39 $39

$59 $59 $59 $39

$59 $39 $39 $59 $19 $39

$139 $119 $99 $89 GENERAL ADMISSION $69 $59 $49 $39 $89 $79 $69 $59 GENERAL ADMISSION $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39

$139

GENERAL ADMISSION GENERAL ADMISSION GENERAL ADMISSION GENERAL ADMISSION GENERAL ADMISSION GENERAL ADMISSION

Main A

Mezz A

Mezz B

$119

$99

$89

$69 $69 $69

$89 $89 $89 $69

$89 $69 $69 $89 -- $69

$59 $59 $59

$79 $79 $79 $59

$79 $59 $59 $79 $39 $59

$49 $49 $49

$69 $69 $69 $49

$69 $49 $49 $69 $29 $49

$39 $39 $39

$59 $59 $59 $39

$59 $39 $39 $59 $19 $39

$139 $119 $99 $89 $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $69 $59 $49 $39 $89 $79 $69 $59 $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39

$139

$25 GENERAL ADMISSION $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $25 GENERAL ADMISSION

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Carolina Chocolate Drops and Vusi Mahlasela Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch with special guest Wu Fei Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano and Yefim Bronfman, piano Dafnis Prieto Sextet Kodo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$59 $39 $59 $59 $19

$59 $59 $89 $39 $39 $59 $59 $59

Order online, in person or by phone to take advantage of additional savings!

UNC Faculty & Staff:

Buy two or more different Series Subscriptions and save 20%

$79 $59 $79 $79 $39

$79 $79 $119 $59 $59 $79 $79 $79

$69 $49 $69 $69 $29

$69 $69 $99 $49 $49 $69 $69 $69

$59 $39 $59 $59 $19

$59 $59 $89 $39 $39 $59 $59 $59

SINGLE TICKET

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$39 -$39 $39 --

$39 $39 $59 --$39 $39 $39

FINAL TICKET TOTAL: $

PICK 4 - DEDUCT 10% PICK 6 - DEDUCT 15% PICK 8 or more - DEDUCT 20%

Create Your Own and SAVE

$

SUBTOTAL: $

-- $39 $29 $19 -- $39 $29 $19 $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $25 GENERAL ADMISSION $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39

$89 $69 $89 $89 --

$89 $89 $139 $69 $69 $89 $89 $89

series subscriptions subtotal:

$49 $39 $29 $19 $49 $39 $29 $19 GENERAL ADMISSION GENERAL ADMISSION $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39 $69 $59 $49 $39

$69 $49 $69 $69 $29

$69 $69 $99 $49 $49 $69 $69 $69

april 2012 r 3 Nederlands Dans Theater I r 5 Nederlands Dans Theater I r 12 Basil Twist, puppeteer, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s r 13 Basil Twist, puppeteer, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s r 20 Spring Dance - UNC School of the Arts (Sat Matinee) r 20 Spring Dance - UNC School of the Arts (Sat Evening) r 21 Spring Dance - UNC School of the Arts (Sun Matinee) r 26 Béjart Ballet Lausanne r 27 Béjart Ballet Lausanne

$79 $59 $79 $79 $39

$79 $79 $119 $59 $59 $79 $79 $79

$89 $69 $89 $89 $49

$89 $89 $139 $69 $69 $89 $89 $89

r 17 The Cleveland Orchestra r 20 Kurt Elling r 23 Joffrey Ballet r 24 Joffrey Ballet r 26 Vijay Iyer and International Contemporary Ensemble

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Tax-Deductible Donation - Choose One.

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Credit Card Number __________________________________________________________________________________________ Exp Date_______________________________

the week the order is received by Carolina Performing Arts, July 6 and August 3. Installment billing requests must be received by June 18, 2012.

r I want to take advantage of installment billing (credit card orders totaling $300 or more only). Please bill my credit card in three equal installments:

r Check, in the amount of $_________ payable to Carolina Performing Arts

My payment is by:

Tickets will be mailed to the address provided above during the week of June 4-8, 2012. Please allow 4-5 business days for delivery. If you would like your tickets sent to a different address or held for pick-up at the Memorial Hall Box Office, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 before June 4, 2012.

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Your support helps continue to make the arts accessible to all at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please consider making a gift with your order.

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Beasley-Curtis Auditorium at Memorial Hall For detailed seat numbers, locations or to see the stage from any seat in Memorial Hall, visit the seating chart on our website at www.carolinaperformingarts.org.

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/ / / 2 0 1 2 / 13 Important INFOrmation Please Make Sure We Have Your EMail Address on File! Carolina Performing Arts (CPA)

Ticket Mailing vs. Ticket Pick Up

regularly sends updated performance related information via email a few days before the event. Please be sure that the Box Office has your correct email address on file. You can update by calling the Box Office at 919-843-3333 or sending an email to cpa_emails@unc.edu.

Your subscription tickets will be mailed during the week of June 4–8, 2012, before tickets to individual performances go on sale to the general public. Any ticket orders received fewer than 10 days prior to the performance will be held at Will Call, which opens 90 minutes prior to the published performance start time.

Ticket Exchanges

Lost or Misplaced Tickets

Subscribers may exchange tickets free-of-charge up to 72 hours before the performance. Non-subscribers may exchange single tickets for a $10 fee.

Call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 to have duplicate tickets waiting for you at Will Call. Duplicate tickets cannot be mailed.

We ask that you notify the Box Office of your intent to make an exchange at least 72 hours prior to the performance. You can call or email during normal business hours at 919-843-3333 or CPAtixquestions@unc.edu.

Faculty & Staff tickets

The value of the ticket(s) may be applied to the purchase of another performance or will be held as a CPA credit until the end of the 12/13 season. Credit must be redeemed by April 27, 2013. For information about exchanging tickets, please call the Box Office at at 919-843-3333 or email CPAtixquestions@unc.edu.

Ticket Donations/Unused Tickets Unused tickets may be donated to CPA as a taxdeductible contribution until the published start time of the performance. Unused tickets that are returned after the performance are not eligible for a CPA credit or taxdeductible contribution.

Refunds Due to the nature of performing arts, programs and artists are subject to change. If an artist cancels an appearance, CPA will make every effort to substitute that performance with a comparable artist. Refunds will be offered only if a substitute cannot be found, or in the event of a date change. Handling fees are not refundable. CPA will not cancel performances or refund tickets because of inclement weather unless the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus closes.

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Several discount options are available to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty (active and retired) and staff. Save up to 25% off the general public ticket prices when purchasing one of our Series Subscriptions or a “Create Your Own” package. Faculty and staff may order through the website or direct from the Memorial Hall Box Office. Please note: A valid UNC OneCard must be presented at the time of purchase to receive these discounts.

UNC Student Tickets are just $10 UNC-Chapel Hill student tickets to Carolina Performing Arts performances are just $10. A portion of each student’s fees supports this ticket price, so it is offered exclusively to Carolina students. A valid UNC OneCard must be presented to receive the student ticket price. Don’t miss this once-in-lifetime opportunity.

Group Tickets Groups of 10 people or more receive discounts ranging from 10% to 25% off the general public ticket price. All group tickets must be purchased together and in advance by calling the box office at 919-843-3333 or by sending your request to CPAGroupSales@unc.edu. Group ticketing requests are subject to availability.


Accessibility Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. Please advise a Box Office sales associate of your needs when you purchase your tickets. Memorial Hall is equipped with infrared listening systems provided free of charge. We have a limited supply of headsets that should be reserved in advance through the Box Office.

Late Seating Once a performance has begun, late seating opportunities are limited and may occur only during specific times. Be sure to plan your arrival time to allow for traffic/parking. Ticketed seating locations are not guaranteed once the performance begins. Refunds will not be given to latecomers.

Electronic Devices Use of mobile phones, pagers, alarms and electronics of any kind is prohibited during performances. Even when silenced, these devices emit distracting light. If you are concerned about missing an emergency call, you may leave your name, device and seat location with an usher and he or she will alert you if a call comes through. Photography, videography and recording devices are prohibited during performances. Violation will result in ejection without reentry.

Reminders Children old enough to enjoy performances are welcome. A ticket must be purchased for any children attending a performance and the child must be seated where a parent or guardian can supervise them. Babes in arms are not permitted. So that all patrons may enjoy the performance, please hold discussions and texting until after the performance ends; refrain from rustling wrapping paper during a performance; and be modest with your use of fragrances when attending performances.

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CONNECTIONS

At Carolina Performing Arts, we strongly believe that bringing great artists to the Memorial Hall stage is not enough. We must also develop ways for our audiences to build a deeper, more robust relationship and understanding of the arts at Carolina. We aim to achieve this by providing opportunities to connect our audiences, our students and our faculty with the world-renowned artists that visit our campus. These relationships are built and enhanced through artist interactions and with partnerships and collaborations with arts organizations across the Triangle, the United States and the world.

program notes live

To help our patrons explore the historical and cultural backdrop along with in-depth looks into artist inspirations, Carolina Performing Arts presents FREE public conversations in our Program Notes LIVE series. These intimate, inspirational discussions with artists, scholars and historians often in collaboration with other schools and colleges across the campus and region, help provide a deeper look into the creation, history and meaning of the works presented on the Memorial Hall stage.

Pre-Performance Talks

Free to all ticket holders, these half-hour discussions with guest artists, UNC faculty and local arts experts provide an in-depth look into the performance that evening. These insightful programs continue to grow in popularity.

Post-Performance Q&A with the Artists

Following select Carolina Performing Arts performances, artists return to the stage to take questions from the audience. These intimate views into the artist experience provide viewpoints that further define the work just performed and offer a true “backstage� glimpse of the artists and their performances.

Student Impact

The impact of the arts on a student’s education can be immeasurable. For $10, where else but in college can a student experience performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Yo-Yo Ma, Carolina Chocolate Drops and many, many others. Where else are students able to meet and participate in artist lectures, demonstrations and masterclasses? We feel strongly that the arts can be a core ingredient in preparing our students for life beyond the University walls. The impact is long lasting and powerful.

Masterclasses

This series of workshops and masterclasses highlight diverse styles taught by acclaimed artists visiting our campus. These unique classes provide the rarest of opportunities for students and community members to work closely with artists that perform on the Memorial Hall stage. These exciting events introduce artists to the campus and the local community. They share their knowledge of through masterclasses technique workshops and free public lectures. This series provides experience, education and fun for local arts enthusiasts of all levels and ages.

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